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Stonehenge tickets, entry prices and opening hours in 2021

How to obtain tickets to Stonehenge in 2021 with admission prices and opening hours

Stonehenge ticket office
Stonehenge ticket office - very few tickets available on the day

The Visitor Centre at Stonehenge is located over a mile from the stones. This is your entry point to Stonehenge and the place where you pick up your tickets, souvenir guides and audio guides.

This page will cover Stonehenge entry prices as well as opening hours for 2020.

The Visitor Centre also offers a modern exhibition with prehistoric objects on display, and a spacious café and gift shop.

A Stonehenge shuttle transports you between the Visitor Centre and Stonehenge (included in your ticket price).

To be assured of entering Stonehenge the best way is to reserve timed tickets in advance on the Stonehenge website (see banner link below).

Book Stonehenge tickets in advance - important

It is also advantageous to book in advance to benefit from an advanced booking discount - do note, prices are slightly more expensive on arrival if you have not pre-booked.

Members of the National Trust & English Heritage enter free and there are various other heritage passes that may include admission to Stonehenge. Even if you are entitled to free entry you still need to book your entrance in advance.

Tickets to Stonehenge are booked by half hour time slot, the website showing you how many tickets are still available for your chosen date and time.

Note: you cannot reserve tickets on-line on the day of your visit, you must reserve before midnight latest on the day before. Only a very small number of tickets are held back each day for walk-up visitors.

Note: the last admission time is two hours before closing time of Stonehenge. Closing times are variable according to month of the year.

Stonehenge entrance prices & opening times

Stonehenge exhibition
Stonehenge exhibition included in ticket price

English Heritage advise to expect a visit to last around two hours. Please see the table below for opening times for 2020, with seasonal variability, and entrance prices for adults, children, families and seniors.

There is 10% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together plus a free place for every additional 20 paying passengers. Free entry for coach driver and tour leader.

If you come by car you will park in the car park outside the visitor centre. It is free for people purchasing tickets to enter Stonehenge, there is a charge if you are not. Tour buses have their own separate coach park.

All Members of English Heritage or National Trust must show a valid membership card on arrival to be granted free parking and site access.

To enter the Stonehenge Exhibition at the Visitor Centre you need a full ticket to Stonehenge, anyone can access the café, gift shop and toilets though, for free.


From 29/05/2021: Open every day of the year, apart from Christmas Day

Admission (off-peak/standard/peak)

Opening times

Adult £19.50 / £21.10 / £22.80    
Child (5-17) £11.70 / £12.70 / £13.70 April - 29 May 9.30 - 17.00
Students/ seniors* £17.60 / £19.00 / No info 1 May - 31 Aug 9.30 - 19.00
Family ticket† £50.70 / £54.90 / £59.30 1 Sep - 31 Jan 9.30 - 17.00

Members of the National Trust & English Heritage enter free. Prices shown are without Gift Aid. For Gift Aid prices please see link below for further details.

Last entry 2 hours before closing.

* Students 16-18 years. Seniors 65+

† 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Closed on 25 December.



Stonehenge tickets

Stonehenge timed admission skip-the-line tickets

• Stonehenge admission • Visitor centre exhibitions • See reconstructed Neolitic houses • 2-hour duration • Instant confirmation

What does buying a ticket to Stonehenge give me?

Stonehenge tickets include access to the stones
Use your audio guide to learn the secrets of Stonehenge
  • Access to the Exhibition - the "Stonehenge Collection"

  • Shuttle bus transportation to the stones over a mile away

  • Entry to the Stone Circle itself

If you are visiting as part of a tour you will get an audio guide included as part of your ticket price. If you visit independently audio guides can be hired for a few pounds.

Audio guides are available in ten languages, (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Dutch and Swedish). Alternatively a free download is available from the English Heritage website.

The gift shop, toilets and cafe are free to enter if you are not buying a ticket to Stonehenge.

Where is Stonehenge? An introduction to visiting Stonehenge - full details

Special Access Visits to Stonehenge

How close to the stones you can get at Stonehenge during public opening hours
How close to the stones you can get at Stonehenge during public opening hours

During normal opening hours you cannot walk up to the stones themselves. The nearest you will get to the stones is about 10 yards, the monument being roped off by a low barrier (see picture below).

However it is possible to walk up to and among the stones at Stonehenge outside public opening hours. These are called Special Access visits. During these sessions of one hour duration, only 26 people are allowed onto Stonehenge going beyond the barriers and walking amongst the stones.

The fact that these Stonehenge Special Access visits are outside public opening hours mean that they are at dawn or evening. Given that Stonehenge is two hours' drive from London this obviously provides logistical issues in getting there.

The Special Access Visits are also immensely popular, demand far outstrips supply and they are often sold out months in advance.

We have dedicated pages for people independently wanting to partake in a Stonehenge Special Access Visit and also a page on scheduled Stonehenge Special Access Tours from London.



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